Your HVAC System's Maintenance Plan
After investing money in a new HVAC system, prepare a maintenance plan and use some strategies to prevent the HVAC equipment from becoming damaged.
Seek An Annual Tune-Up
An HVAC tune-up is a service that many HVAC contractors offer. A tune-up involves inspecting, cleaning, and replacing HVAC materials. During a tune-up service, a contractor will take note of any performance issues.
If the unit isn't blowing out cool air efficiently, it may prompt the contractor to inspect the interior components of the system for dust buildup. The contractor will also assess the ductwork and vent covers during a service appointment.
The contractor will ensure that the duct system is intact, plus they will remove dust buildup that has settled within the ductwork system. Lastly, the contractor will assess the coolant reservoir and recharge the coolant if necessary.
Protect The Exterior Materials
The condenser cover and other exterior parts that make up your HVAC system should be cleaned regularly. Avoid placing any items near the HVAC components, since doing so could block vents and cause the equipment to overheat.
One simple way to protect outdoor equipment, such as the condenser unit, is by having a safety fence installed around the equipment. A chain link fence will keep the unit free and clear of any items that could damage the condenser.
The HVAC equipment will need to be inspected at regular intervals. An inspection process should be conducted in conjunction with the cleaning steps that you will be tackling. Fallen leaves, twigs, and other debris may be discovered during an inspection. If so, you can use a shop vacuum cleaner hose or a handheld brush to remove the debris from the condenser unit's cover.
Change Filters And Regulate The Temperature
Changing the filters that your HVAC unit uses, plus regulating the temperature that you set the thermostat to are two simple ways to keep your HVAC unit in operable order. A filter is a basic, inexpensive material that you should swap out as needed.
Changing each HVAC filter will ensure that fine particulates aren't released into the cool air that blows through the HVAC unit's vents. Changing the filters will also support adequate airflow.
Keep the thermostat set at the same temperature each day. In addition to regulating the temperature, inspect the batteries within the thermostat as needed. Keep plenty of extra batteries on hand, so that you can replace the batteries as needed.
Reach out to an air conditioning service near you to learn more.